UFV residents lend a helping hand on Thanksgiving

UFV students volunteering on Thanksgiving at Salvation Army meal centre.

At a time when families gather to give thanks, four UFV students donated their time to serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Abbotsford Salvation Army meal centre.

The four residents of Baker House, Anish Bahri (India), Nick Willms (Ucluelet, B.C.), Jireephan Chailee Jee (Thailand) and Hailey Kim (Korea), volunteered a day off from their studies and other extra curriculum responsibilities to help serve the needy and put a smile on the faces of local residents.

“Preparing and serving meals on Thanksgiving day was the best feeling I ever had since I came to Canada,” said Anish Bahri. “Serving the needy is always a good feeling. Especially making those smile who are at the worst of their times. The echoes of joy are truly endless. Just like Mother Teresa said — ‘Let no one come to you without leaving better or happier.’”

The four students are currently enrolled in UFV’s University 101 course, which helps the Baker House students become familiar with university life and its responsibilities.

Volunteering at the Abbotsford Salvation Army meal centre is the service learning component of the course.

“I am very proud of the four residents and they had a great time,” said Tracey Mason-Innes, manager of UFV Residence Services.

For more information about living in residence at UFV, go to www.ufv.ca/residence

For more information on UFV Residence Life contact Tracey Mason-Innes  at 604-851-6332 or  tracey.mason@ufv.ca

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